# Correlates of Mathematics Attitude and Problem Solving Behaviour among Teheran, Republic of Iran Year 10 Students

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Mathematics learning, mathematics attitudes, problem solving behaviour,, problem solving strategy## Abstract

A correlation study was conducted to investigate the association between mathematics attitudes and mathematical problem solving behaviour. The subjects of this study were 150 Mathematics and Physics grade 10 students from Teheran, Republic of Iran. Three regions were selected randomly from 22 regions of Teheran city, and ten high schools principals give their consent to participate in the study. Altogether, 150 students participated during school sessions and were asked to response to two namely, Mathematical Problem Solving Behaviours Scale (MPSB) and Mathematics Attitude Scale (MAS). Students’ mathematical problem solving behaviour compriseof three sub-scales, namely precise and meta-cognitive process, productive aspects and technical approach, whilst mathematics attitude comprise of affect, mathematics cognitive competence, mathematics value, difficulty in mathematics, interest in mathematics and effort in mathematics learning sub-scales. The results indicated that there is a high positive significant correlation between students’ mathematics attitudes with students’ mathematical problem solving behaviour.

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*Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia*,

*5*(1), 18–34. Retrieved from https://ojs.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JPSMM/article/view/2139